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Wild Flying Dove BS: Small 1987 caravan for sale (UK) (4) Small 1987 caravan for sale (UK) 18 May 09

My old Abi Marauder (previously owned by Tony & Pearl O'Neil) is for sale for £400. This van is a veteran of many folk festivals and was used at about 14 last year and 3 so far this year! I am in South Buckinghamshire, near Marlow. The van is about 900kg and very easy to tow. I used a 1600 petrol cavalier for years to tow this. Total length including A frame and tow bitch is 16 feet, interior must be about 12 feet.

There are 2 main faults
1. - the external road lights were corroded inside and becoming increasingly unreliable so I bought a trailer board and extension lead in May 2008 - these are attached and work perfectly. The original lights could of course be replaced.
2. - the back nearside stabiliser is broken and I have been using a car scissor jack on a block of wood. Again the original stabiliser could be replaced.

Van details:-

240 and 12 v power & zig power distribution unit. One 240 3 pin socket and one 12 v 3 pin socket
Fridge (gas, 240/12 v, serviced in May 2008),
Heater (gas) works very well,
2 burner hob with grill + grill pan
Gas oven (all burners cleaned thoroughly in 2008), all in good working order.
Whale water pump (electric)
Brand new 86 amp battery & new step(both bought March 2009,£79 - receipt available which guarantees battery for a year. My last battery lasted 4 years)
Interior lights + spotlights above seating.
Seats make into a comfortable double bed - probably 4 ft 6 inches but I can measure it to see. They were re-upholstered by Tony & Pearl and look very nice.
Toilet cubicle with old porta potti & fold down washbasin.
Wardrobe and shelves.
Brand new tyre on spare wheel. Other tyres in very good condition.
No leaks or damp. Ceiling in toilet cubicle shows old leak but roof vent has been resealed. Kitchen roof vent was replaced about 4 years ago.
Full awning.
A couple of dents - one on rear and one on off side.
I will post photos either later today or tomorrow and add a blue clicky.

Reason for sale - I have bought a new larger van.

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